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The population of Sonoma is approximately 9,897 (2006), 10648 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,665 (2000), 4955 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sonoma is 6.167 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Sonoma is 2.65 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sonoma to Washington DC is 2578 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 59 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sonoma is positioned 38.29 degrees north of the equator and 122.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Sonoma elevation is 84 feet above sea level.
Sonoma per capita income is $32,387 (2000).
Sonoma median income is $55,500 (2005).

The Sonoma median home price is $755,200 (2005).

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Sonoma location: Just east of Hwy 101 and north of San Francisco area and about 11 miles from Napa. Other nearby communities include El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Temelec, Fetters Hot Springs, Agua Caliente, Eldridge, Glen Ellen and Yountville.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Sonoma is moderate with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. It is often referred to as a typical Mediterranean climate. Though winters range from 37 to 58 degrees and summers 51.9 to 89.8, there was a record high temperature of 116 degrees in 1972. It was as low as 13 degrees one winter in 1990. Snowfall is extremely rare but flurries have been seen in the past.
Sonoma average annual precipitation is 30.64 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 47.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 57.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 70.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 63.2 degrees F.

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Sonoma history:

Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma was founded in 1823 by Father Junipero Serra. Sonoma was first formed in 1835. It was incorporated as a city in 1881 (2nd time). The famous plaza was constructed under the leadership of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. The 8 acre plaza is still the largest in the state. For a time, Vallejo was the military governor of the state in 1838.

Sonoma was the site of the Bear Flag Revolt which established California as a Republic on June 14, 1846. Sonoma was proclaimed the capital of California for 25 days during this time. This ended when California was annexed by the United States.

In 1854, Santa Rosa became the county seat over Sonoma though at the time, there were many questions as to the validity of the election.

This page has a nice history of the Sonoma Valley area. Also try this history page for more information.

Click here for the California Missions trail.
The founding of Sonoma: 1823
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Sonoma attractions:

The historic town plaza is left from the Spanish era and is one of the largest plazas in the country. Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley are well-known as a center in the wine industry.

This fun site lists 101 things to do in Sonoma County.

The Depot Park Museum
270 First Street West
Sonoma, CA
Phone: 707-938-1762

Sonoma Valley Film Festival
held each year in April

Sonoma Train Town
20264 Broadway - Highway 12
Sonoma, CA 95476

Valley of the Moon - Vintage Festival
held since 1897
Every year in September

The Sonoma Valley Olive Festival

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